Hereford advances to state semis

Eastern Tech avenges earlier loss to Chesapeake

November 21, 2009|By Baltimore Sun staff reports

Zach Witkowski, Willie Williams, Vinnie DePaola and David Wood each ran for more than 70 yards Friday as the No. 7 Hereford football team beat visiting Franklin, 31-15.

The Bulls (10-1) will advance to next week's state semifinals, and the Indians finished at 9-3.

Witkowski led the way with two touchdowns, while DePaola and Wood scored one each in the win.

Hereford will be making its 11th appearance in the state semifinals (since 1996). The Bulls have won three state titles.

No. 12 Eastern Tech 20, Chesapeake-BC 6: The Mavericks (11-1) avenged their only loss of the season to the Bayhawks (10-2) with a win. Chesapeake beat Eastern Tech, 15-13, on Sept. 26.

Chuky Iweh had a 4-yard touchdown run in the second quarter to put the Mavericks (11-1) up for good. Eastern Tech added two touchdown runs by Marquiese Bannister and Zach Burkhardt to seal the win.

Eastern Tech lost to No. 2 River Hill in the past two state title games, but the Hawks (11-0) moved up to Class 3A this year.

Thomas Johnson 43, Patterson 26: The Patriots (8-4) last won a state title in 1982. The Clippers finish 9-3.

Middletown 21, South Carroll 7: The Knights (8-4) have been to the state semifinals eight times and have never won. The Cavaliers end their season 9-3.

Catoctin 49, Pikesville 7: In a rematch of last year's regional final, the Cougars (12-0) won again. Catoctin beat Pikesville, 50-13, in 2008. The Panthers (8-3) matched a program-best record and finish with their first winning season in six years.

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